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Brooklyn Co., Ltd.

株式会社ブルックリン

Brooklyn Co., Ltd. was established in 1979 in Sendagaya, Tokyo by Mr. Kazuhisa Kusagaya who is the father of the current president, Mr. Masahiko Kusagaya. Their business started off in wholesale of socks and then developed into planning and production of fashion goods. Their major clients were a number of new multi-brand shops, which came into vogue around that time. Together with the growth of those shops, Brooklyn has increased its presence in the fashion industry. Before long, they launched their house brand, “Brooklyn Museum” specializing in leather goods. By offering leather items in vivid colors, this new brand brought a fresh perspective to retail spaces in department stores where blacks and browns were the predominant colors at that time. In 2002, they opened a shop for the brand in Aoyama and it became a gathering place to convey the creation of Brooklyn’s commitment to craftsmanship. Being a leather craftsman, Mr. Masahiko Kusagaya takes custom-made orders. His work on new leather materials with a tanner in an artisanal district, Kaname Co., Ltd. led to the creation of the original leather, “Yamato”. With this 100 percent Japanese-made leather, Brooklyn would like to introduce the beauty of Japanese craftsmanship and made in Japan leather to the world.

株式会社ブルックリンは、現社長である草ヶ谷昌彦さんの父、和久さんによって、1979年に東京千駄ヶ谷で創業された。ソックスの卸販売から始まった事業が発展し、服飾小物の企画、生産を手がけてきた。納入先は、当時はまだ新しかった人気セレクトショップの数々。その繁栄とともに、業界での存在感を高めていった。やがて革小物に特化した自社ブランド「ブルックリンミュージアム」を立ち上げる。鮮やかな色のレザーを用いた商品展開が、それまで黒や茶が主流だった革小物売り場に新風を吹きこんだ。そして、2002年に直営店を青山にオープン。ブルックリンの手間を惜しまないものづくりを人から人へ丁寧に伝えるための場となっている。昌彦さんは、革小物職人として、カスタムオーダーも受け付ける。下町の革なめし工場「カナメ」と共同でオリジナルレザー「ヤマト」を開発するなど、日本の職人技術と日本製レザーの美しさを世界へ発信している。

Flagship Products

Leather : Yamato

ヤマト

Leather : Kakishibu & Indigo Dyeing

柿渋染め・藍染め

Leather : Indigo Crocodile

藍染めクロコダイル

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